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Wiley X is our preferred safety frame company due to their outstanding styles and quality. Learn more about the Wiley X products we can provide for you!
Oakley sun and ophthalmic frames have long been a favorite of our patients, and Cascadia Eye is only one of two authorized Oakley prescription dealers in Skagit Valley. Check out their website for what’s new, and if we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you!
This is a helpful site about the popular lens material that darkens when activated by ultra violet light. This includes Transitions Vantage, XTRActive and Drivewear sun lenses.
This page is for the manufacturer of one of the progressive lenses, Autograph, which we often recommend. Visit the helpful links here for more information on this lens. There is also a page to help you find your “personal ideal lens.”
Hoya is our main provider of ophthalmic lenses. If you want to learn more about how these lenses work, especially the customized lenses such as MyStyle and Lifestyle, go to this website and click on the helpful links for “Progressive Lenses”.
Favorite independent designers
Why we go Independent: The Cascadia Philosophy
This Seattle designer is the embodiment of our Cascadia philosophy. Rain City knows all about what the Pacific Northwest is all about, and we love their independent designs.
We love the care BAM takes to develop ophthalmic eyeglasses using the latest construction techniques and materials.
Information about the organization which provides accreditation of surgery centers. We are pleased to be accredited by AAAHC! To look us up, please use our surgery center’s name, Eye Associates Surgery Center.
This website is sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and contains information related to eye surgery.
A nonprofit medical missionary organization founded by our Dr. Siapco, Dr. Pereira, and their team.
We are a supporter of St. Jude and the important work they do, as evidenced by our past Fun Run events for St. Jude. If you would like to get involved, go to this helpful website to guide you.
Our local Mount Vernon Lions club is very active, and our own optical lab manager, Lynn Pugh, is a member. They have been instrumental in collecting up glasses for use in the mission field.
www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/burlington_wa Lions Club for Burlington
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/sedrow Lions Club for Sedro-Woolley
http://www.lions19b.com Lions Club for Stanwood
www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/anacortes Lions Club for Anacortes
Insurance and Finance Tips
Helps Medicare consumers understand their healthcare rights and the benefits available, navigate the complex Medicare system, and secure the quality care they deserve.
Find resources and articles to learn about the costs associated with senior care. Topics include: Medicare Advantage Plans, assisted living selection guide, product reviews and other long-term-care financial aid research.
A site review of popular insurance plans. A specialized vision insurance page reviews affordable vision insurance coverage options to help you find the best and most affordable plan to fit your needs.
More helpful links
Dr. Epley’s website regarding his Kirkland based practice.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus – a resource recommended by Dr. Epley for information on childrens’ eye diseases and muscle problems of the eye.
Try this helpful link to order the vitamins recommended for macular degeneration. You will need our PIN# 5007009 to order. You can also order by calling 888-433-4726.
This page gives more information about a medication to treat dry eyes. There are also coupons frequently available to take dollars off your prescription costs.
Excellent website sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on all sorts of eye related questions and conditions.
Going to the product information, and then clicking on the “patients” link, will give you valuable information about Dry Eye Disease and how we test and treat it.
The Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. Their website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk.
Another excellent website that provides medically accurate content for all things vision. Learn about eye conditions and vision correction practices and explore treatment options.
With a rapidly aging population, more older Americans with vision impairments will require specialized care and support. Read about some of the most common vision challenges that affect the elderly population and the ways assisted living facilities can help.
https://www.drugwatch.com/drugs/ and https://www.drugwatch.com/health/drug-interactions/
Whether they come in the form of a pill, injection or intravenous infusion, drugs and biologics are meant to better patients’ quality of life by keeping them healthy. While these medicines provide a benefit for many patients, they are not safe for everyone. It’s critical consumers know the risks associated with these medicines, so that they can make informed decisions about their health care.
The mission of Living Well With Low Vision is to make it as easy as possible for people to educate themselves about loss of vision and to meet the daily challenges resulting from it. By empowering individuals, they hope to provide practical ways for people to improve the quality of their daily lives and relieve the emotional trauma that often accompanies low vision.
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